MEDIA ADVISORY: Chief to swear-in new Deputy Chief, Deb Faulkner; Community, media invited to attend brief ceremony Thursday, June 12

WHO:              David Rahinsky, Chief of Police; Deb Faulkner, Deputy Chief

WHAT:            Swearing-in ceremony for new Deputy Chief

WHEN:            Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:00 am

WHERE:          Front steps, Police Headquarters (will move indoors for inclement weather)

DebFranklin, TN – On Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:00 am, Chief David Rahinsky will swear Deb Faulkner in as the Franklin Police Department’s next Deputy Chief.

Faulkner, the top-pick from more than 70 applicants, was Tennessee’s first Inspector General. A retired Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer, Faulkner came up through the ranks, serving in Metro’s Patrol Division and various other assignments before retiring at the rank of Deputy Chief of Police. She has her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis; her master’s in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University; and, her doctorate in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University.

“I am excited to have Deb Faulkner join me in leading the Franklin Police Department,” said Chief David Rahinsky. “She is a known commodity in the criminal justice field, and has the experience, education, drive, and vision that will help her to hit the ground running.”

Deb Faulkner is a graduate of Leadership Franklin, Leadership Nashville, and Leadership Middle Tennessee. She is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and past president of the Tennessee Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. Faulkner has served as an adjunct faculty member at Trevecca University, Cumberland University, and Tennessee State University where she has taught classes in Sociology, Criminal Deviancy, and the Management of Law Enforcement Agencies.

Faulkner is the past President for the Fifty Forward Board, YWCA,and the Susan G. Komen Nashville Affiliate. She has also served on the boards of the Girl Scouts, Goodwill, Catholic Charities, CABLE, and Building Lives of Vets.  Deb Faulkner is a recipient of the Athena Award, and was also inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement.  She received the Girl Scout’s Volunteer Award, CABLE’s Spirit of Leadership Award, the Molly Todd Cup,and the Fifty Forward Harriet Foley Leadership Award.

“The opportunity to serve this City and its police officers begins an exciting new chapter for me,” said Deb Faulkner. “Getting to do what I love in the city I love – is an honor.”

News organizations wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance by 4pm Wednesday, 06/11/2014, via e-mail to
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